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Illinois Gov. signs bill raising minimum wage to $15

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill into law Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Pritzker ousted former-Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) in November and campaigned on raising the minimum wage.


Park Ridge Blotter: Customer Upset Over Bill Charged

The following records are from the files of the Park Ridge Police Dept. The Park Ridge Journal publishes its “Police Blotter” every Wednesday:. A 16-year-old Park Ridge boy was charged with domestic battery at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. He allegedly struck two family members during a domestic distur


Third Hotel Approved At Mannheim And Higgins Site

Rosemont trustees approved an amendment to an existing redevelopment agreement for the hotel site along Mannheim Road north of Higgins Road at their Wednesday, Feb. 13 board meeting.


Minor injuries after SUV hits man, sends him over I-290 bridge

A man suffered minor injuries after a driver clipped him and sent him from the Biesterfield Road bridge over I-290 down to an embankment below Monday afternoon, Elk Grove Village police said.


Men attempted to scam elderly Morton Grove man out of $5,200 to repair car scratches: police

Morton Grove police say two men attempted to scam an elderly resident out of more than $5,000 by pretending to repair scratches to his car. Beatle Miller, 50, of the 1700 block of Algonquin Road, Mount Prospect, and Walter M. Reed, 32, of the 1600 block of Oakton Street, Des Plaines, were each charg


$2,500 Worth Of Wire Stolen From Oak Park Construction Site

OAK PARK, IL — Several thousand dollars worth of copper wire was stolen from a construction site Feb.7 in Oak Park, police said. Two suspects remain at large, according to police.


Illinois State Trooper injured after squad car is struck by semi on I-39 during traffic stop

OGLE COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) - An Illinois State Trooper was taken to the hospital after his squad car was hit by a semi truck Monday night. The trooper pulled over a car on I-39 last night in Ogle County and was sitting in the squad when officials say a semi, which had tried to move into the left lane,


Crowne Plaze Rosemont and Monster Jam

As the weather starts to improve, if you find yourself taking a break in March, visit the Crowne Plaza Rosemont for some outdoor entertainment. The annual Monster Jam scheduled for March 1-4, at Allstate Arena promises to be a huge thrill for automobile admirers. There you will meet: Blue Thunder, E


Is There A Serial Killer In Chicago? Dozens of Unsolved Murder Cases Show It’s A Possibility

According to Chicago CBS, a dozen murder cases involving women who were either beaten or raped, all have two things in common: they were all strangled or asphyxiated and their cases remain unsolved. Since 2001, authorities have found female bodies in abandoned buildings, alleys, and vacant lots. Rep


Lawyer says new charges against Burr Ridge restaurant owner are due to political pressure

The state attorney in Miami-Dade County, Florida has upgraded the charges against an owner of Wok n Fire restaurants who, while holding a gun, confronted a group of black teenagers who were blocking traffic on Martin Luther King Day.


Top 10 Subdivisions in Oak Brook, IL - February 2019

The Oak Brook subdivision with the highest average sale price between February 2018 and February 2019 was Hunter Trails with an average sale price of $2,225,000. The subdivision with the highest number of sales in Oak Brook was Oak Brook Towers with 33 sales.


Drivers escape injury in rollover crash

A Chevy van making a left turn in front of a stopped car onto Westover Avenue from 26th Street was struck by an eastbound Honda, which had a green light. No one was seriously hurt. | BOB UPHUES/Editor.


So How Serious Are The Charges Smollett Faces If He Lied? Here’s What The Experts Say.

New reports continue to trickle in, and the story keeps growing ever-grimmer for embattled "Empire" star Jussie Smollett. The latest news out of Chicago reported by ABC is that the two Nigerian-American brothers, who have been "fully cooperating" with police after being detained last week, say that


Days after I-Team report, home monitoring fugitive busted at car wash

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Career criminal Jovany Galicia may have been trying to clean up his act by working at a Chicago car wash, but for the 26-year-old fugitive it was an ill-fated job choice.


Teen Sits For Pledge, Teacher Forces Him Out Of Chair

A Chicago-area mother is outraged after her son's school denied his choice to sit for the Pledge of Allegiance. Shemar Cooper, 15, says he decided to sit down for the Pledge of Allegiance during his Spanish class on Aug. 26 at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois. When his teacher told hi


Ex-Chicago cop who killed black teen contests rare challenge to his sentence

Chicago -- Lawyers for the ex-Chicago officer convicted in a black teen's death are contesting a rare challenge of his sentence from prosecutors, who consider the punishment too lenient, reports the Chicago Tribune. Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the special prosecutor who won the conviction again


D219 Board Honors Students for Achievement

Niles North sophomore Ely Ramos and Niles West senior Hamza Patel were honored with the Most Improved Academics Award by the Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education at its February 12 meeting.


Zero tolerance? Nope. Here's why a second chance for domestic abusers like Addison Russell is the best idea

When Cubs player Addison Russell stepped to the mic late last week in front of a room full of reporters, he stuck to a simple message: “I am accountable for my past actions,” a phrase he repeated more than once in the nearly 20-minute exchange.


The state can't stop the new owners of Westlake Hospital from closing it. That wasn't always the case.

Despite community outrage over plans to close Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, there’s little the state can do to stop it, because of a change in the law several years ago.


North Riverside family displaced by house fire

The front door of the home at 2209 Northgate Ave. in North Riverside stands ajar after a fire in the basement forced the family from the house. (Photo by Bob Uphues | Staff) A family of three has been displaced from their North Riverside home after a fire ignited in the basement just before 6 p.m. o